After my last post where I showed you my fabulous goodies I received in the pay it forward from Nikki, it seems I wasn't the only one completely bowled over by the amazing results from stamping on fabric.
Desperate to give it a try myself I quickly ordered some of the correct ink (Versacraft, which you heat set with an iron) and the same stamps Nikki used (sewing themed). I also dug out some of my old stamps I had from my scrapbooking/papercrafting days and had a play about with some scraps of fabric.
I was also working away on a t-shirt order for a customer today, and a special request from our 2 year old - a personalised t-shirt with a motorbike on it! Eek, not done a motorbike before, cue a little bit of a Google search! I quickly managed to sketch a simple motorbike shape and used Bondaweb to cut shapes out of fabrics.....Now what's this got to do with the stamping I hear you ask?....Just wait...
The t-shirt was done, but it needed....something....Then I had a *boom* moment! ~~BRAINWAVE!~~
I dug out some alphabet stamps I had and quickly added the finishing touch to the t-shirt. Here it is - can you spot the extra special addition?
It's here! -
I totally love it! (I'm allowed to say that, right?)
And I didn't stop there, I also added this little bit of stamping on the neckline at the back -
I can't wait to see him in it. I showed him it tonight and he was delighted with it! He'll be wearing it tomorrow so I'll try to get a half decent photo of him (he won't stand still for 2 seconds!).
The only thing is that I haven't used this ink before...so the true test will be after it's been in the washing machine...and whether all my stamping is still there!
PS. Don't forget that personalised t-shirts are also available to order in my Folksy shop, I can see the stamping becoming a feature of many future designs :)